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Hong Kong Central Library Compulsory Testing Notice

In view of the Compulsory Testing Notice issued by the Government, persons who had visited the Hong Kong Central Library from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 4 January 2022, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 5 January 2022 or 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 6 January 2022 must strictly follow the compulsory testing requirements and undergo the tests on time as required. Details of the compulsory testing notice are available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website via the following link.

Latest arrangements on services of Hong Kong Public Libraries

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, Government has announced that social distancing rules will be extended until 3 February. All public libraries and their students’ study rooms and mobile libraries under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will continue to be temporarily closed. All book drops of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (including the book drop services located at MTR Central, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong stations) as well as the self-service library stations at Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai will maintain services. During the period, overdue fines will not be generated for late return of library materials, and due date of reservation pick up will be extended accordingly. Please refer to the library notice on the special arrangements. (Details)

Application for Students’ Study Room Admission Cards during Examination Season

The deadline for application for Students’ Study Room admission cards during examination season will fall on 30 January 2022, with the postmark date on the envelope taken as the application date. Applicants (including those not yet hold a HKPL library card) can apply for admission cards by post during the temporary closure of public libraries. Please refer to Notes on Application for Students’ Study Room Admission Card for details.

Toy Library

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, the Toy Library will be temporarily closed from 7 to 20 January 2022. For the arrangements of service resumption and registration, please note the latest announcements of the Hong Kong Public Libraries. For enquiries, please contact our staff at 2921 0386.

Toy Library

Located on the 2/F of the Hong Kong Central Library, the Toy Library is the first public toy library in Hong Kong targeting children aged eight or below and their parents.

Readers may reserve play sessions in person at the Toy Library or by telephone during the opening hours within four days prior to using the service. Each person can only reserve one session per day. For hygiene reason, all users are required to have body temperature check, use hand sanitiser, wear their own mask and wear socks before entering the Toy Library. Please refer to the Opening Hours, Sessions and Conditions of Use of Toy Library for details.

For reservation, please call during opening hours at 2921 0386. Application for group visit is now temporarily suspended until further notice. For general enquiries, please call at 2921 0378.

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